In an old-fashioned "trapped-in-a-haunted-house" story, twins Riley and Scarlett receive an interesting assignment from their teacher, Mrs. Stermon. Everyone in class needs to do a documentary video about an adventure, something exciting that they experienced.
Mrs. Stermon gives them a suggestion, along with their friends Carter, Lee, Danitia, and Mia. She shows them a brochure about a scary old house on the edge of town, called Shudder Mansion. "If you six kids and your parents can stay there overnight, you'll all get A's," says the teacher. "I'll even give you extra credit."
Just how scary is Shudder Mansion?
About the Author
R.L. Stine is the creator of the bestselling Goosebumps series, which has more than 400 million copies in print worldwide and will celebrate 25 years in 2017. Goosebumps is one of the bestselling children’s series of all-time and inspired a popular television show, as well as a feature film starring Jack Black that opened at #1 at the box office. His other popular children’s books include the series Fear Street, Mostly Ghostly, The Nightmare Room, and Rotten School, and his first picture book, with Marc Brown, The Little Shop of Monsters. R.L. Stine lives in New York City. You can connect with him on Twitter @RL_Stine or Facebook: facebook.com/rlstine. For more information, visit rlstine.com and www.scholastic.com/goosebumps.
Hometown:New York, New York
Date of Birth:October 8, 1943
Place of Birth:Columbus, Ohio
Education:B.A., Ohio State University, 1965
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
"It's too late...it's the beast!" The famous video game, "Escape from Shudder Mansion," is based on an old house in Riley Shiner's neighborhood. As part of a school assignment, the characters are sent to have an adventure in it. Cal is this book's main character. Cal has a twin sister named Scarlett. "People expect a lot from you when you're twins. For one thing they expect you to look alike." Cal has dark hair and dark eyes, he is short and a little chubby. Scarlett has wavy red hair; blue eyes and she is skinny and tall. Cal knows the video game, "Escape from Shudder Mansion," as it is his obsession. When they are told to spend the night there by their teacher and to have an adventure, Cal is very tentative. He enters with his sister, Scarlett, and firinds, Cheng, Danitia and Carter. Cheng is a small shy boy; his grandparents go with him on the trip. Danitia is Scarlett's friend. Carter is the class show off and he is also the reason why they must go to the mansion. Will the group make it out of the mansion alive? Or will they be eaten? I recommend this book for ages 8 and up because it is simple. I am a big Goosebumps fan, and this is a great addition to the Slappy World Series. Giovanna P. Age 11, Connecticut/Western Massachusetts Mensa